El Dorado Arts Council – El Dorado Arts Council promotes a lively arts ecosystem,  connecting local artists and organizations throughout the county.  Check out their community arts & culture calendar for upcoming studio tours, art walks, poetry readings, music festivals, gallery exhibitions, living history reenactments, and more.

Thomas Kinkade Hometown Gallery

The original art gallery that helped launch the distinguished career of artist Thomas Kinkade, “Painter of Light,” is located on Placerville’s Historic Main Street.  Kinkade grew up in Placerville in the 1960’s and 1970’s, and in 1984 was commissioned to paint original art for the Placerville Public Library.  Kinkade’s works were designed to evoke nostalgia, warmth, and security and were almost certainly heavily influenced his early years in Placerville.

Art on the Divide Gallery interior, Georgetown, El Dorado County, CaliforniaArt on the Divide

A cozy gallery in a historic brick building richly filled with the work of local artists on a tree-lined main street in the northern region of El Dorado County. The Art on the Divide Gallery is a cooperative, with new work added monthly including new cards, jewelry, and art works small and large.  Visit the rose garden behind the gallery while enjoying the art in historic Georgetown.  Gallery events, directions and hours listed at www.artonthedivide.com.

Quilt Trail

Barn Quilts are hand-painted public works of art that adorn locations such as barns, historic buildings, farms, and gardens. They offer a splash of color and charm to historic locations throughout El Dorado County. Each barn quilt has a story waiting to unfold. Download an El Dorado County Quilt Trail Map to get started.

Live Performances and Concerts

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Olde Coloma Theatre
380 Monument Road Coloma, CA 95613
(530) 626-5282
oldecolomatheatre.com

Cheer the Hero…Boo the Villian… in a charming & historic theatre.  Interact with your actors — who reply in character! Enjoy the rare art of melodrama — it’s one of only three such theatres in California! 

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Imagination Theatre
Ticket Hotline (530) 642-0404
imaginationtheatre.net

Voted “Best theater in the region,” Imagination Theater continues to bring award-winning performing arts to our community.

The Movie Lover’s Guide to El Dorado County

It’s a little-known fact that the scenic foothills and dramatic high alpine scenery of Lake Tahoe are in many Hollywood films. Here is a handy guide to all the films produced in the region.

Valhalla Tahoe Boathouse TheatreValhalla Tahoe

The Valhalla Art, Music & Theatre Festival is a unique celebration of music, theatre and the visual arts. The festival is set against the magnificent backdrop of Lake Tahoe and the Tallac Historic Site.

The Festival begins in mid-June with events and activities that continue throughout August.  Events occur in the Boathouse Theatre, The Valhalla Grand Hall, and the Grand Lawn.

Tahoe Public Art on Lake TahoeTahoe Public Art

Tahoe Public Art (TPA) enhances the cultural landscape of the Tahoe region by providing dynamic art experiences inspired the Lake Tahoe Basin’s natural beauty and heritage to create momentum towards local environmental preservation efforts.

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August 2017

WINEderlust Renegade Wine Festival

August 26 @ 2:00 am - 9:00 pm
Henningsen Lotus Park, 950 Lotus Rd.
Lotus, CA 95651 United States
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$.99 - $28
Winderlust renegade wine festival | El Dorado County

Join renegade wine makers and musicians on the river at WINEderlust, the El Dorado Winery Association's during its first annual celebration of renegades, rebels, and rabble-rousers.

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September 2017

Placerville Antique Faire

September 24 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Placerville Historic Main Street, Downtown Placerville Main Street
Placerville, CA 95667 United States
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Free

The Placerville Downtown Association presents the 29th Annual Antique Faire on Historic Main Street, featuring an open air market, antiques, and vintage vendors, along with food, refreshments, and more. It's fun for the whole family!

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October 2017

Coloma Gold Rush Live

October 12 - October 15
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, 310 Back Street
Coloma, CA 95613 United States
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$8
Couple in 1850s period dress in Coloma, CA for Coloma Gold Rush Live

Hot on the heels of the first rush of gold seekers were merchants, gamblers, and saloon keepers who helped establish the town of Coloma. Join docents and staff at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park as they recreate the town of Coloma in 1850. There will be an Assay Office, Doctor, General Delivery, Carpentry Shop, Blacksmith, Tinsmith, Justice of the Peace, Laundry, Saloon, Mining Camp, Bakery, and General Store. PLUS live music, children's games, and gold panning! 

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Hangtown Music Festival

October 26 - October 29
El Dorado County Fair, 100 Placerville Drive
Placerville, CA 95667 United States
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$40 - $180
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Come to Placerville October 26 - 29th for an unforgettable music festival experience. Enjoy four nights of music, camping, and festival fun in the Sierra foothills.

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